For schools considering installing solar panels, the reality is that any big educational institution will have major utility costs. Thus big entities like schools stand to save the most with solar.

 What are the benefits of schools or universities installing solar panels?

   For those still wondering why their school should switch to solar power, there are a number of practical reasons beyond the desire to help the environment and reduce carbon footprint. Given below are top 3 reasons schools and universities across India are choosing Solar Energy.

 1)   Ideal roof types and array space make solar a great option

    The typical layout of a school is ideal for a solar installation because of flat roofs that provide plenty of un-shaded space for the installation. A building’s roofing material and roof angle can greatly impact solar panel output and efficiency, illustrating why this suitability indicator is so important.

 2)   Solar powered schools can improve sustainable brand image, help enrollment

   For many students in the modern era, the prospect of going to a school or university that is seen as being sustainable and eco-conscious can be a distinguishing factor. Thousands of students seek out schools that will be the best environment to study sustainable practices and green policy, which makes solar-powered universities a very attractive option.

 3)   Solar cuts overall operating costs for the school

     A clear way to take control of energy costs is to go the autonomous route by installing solar to generate your own power from the school’s rooftop. As of 2017, solar is the cheapest resource of energy in the world. With further advancements it is possible to go Solar without any upfront investments and can pay for the power consumed every month. At Atlanta Energy we have installed 350 kW Solar Project at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. In Delhi, Dyal Singh College of Delhi University installed solar power panels on the campus, thus becoming the first DU college to make this move in an effort to become self sufficient in electricity production. The college will reportedly be saving up to 30 percent on power bills.

 

In India educational institutions also get the benefit of subsidy on the capital investment. A simple chart with payback calculations is given below.

 

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